Room Reserve (D!bs)

Connect to Room Reserve API

The public facing data from the API can be viewed from the main Library Website, under the Study Rooms tab.


The Room Reserves API is a data abstraction/middleware and API service that serializes D!Bs XML availability in JSON to a public web page for booking study rooms in the library. It allows users of the library homepage to quickly see all the times that are available within dibs in an easy to undertsand interface.

When is this service available

The room reserve API is typically expected to be available at all times.

Priority level for this service

Problems with Room Reserve API are dealt with during normal business hours by Benjamin Ryckman and Jim Hahn in the Undergraduate Library.

We make every effort to notify the vendor of outages as quickly as possible. Library IT then monitors the situation until resolved.

How to report a problem If the Room Reserve application is down, please log a ticket with the IT Help Desk or call the Help Desk at 244-4688. Incoming tickets and calls are reviewed and prioritized as they arrive between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you believe there is a widespread outage, please call 244-4688 and leave a message with the Library IT Help Desk. During business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.), the Library IT Help Desk will answer, and during evenings or weekends, the AITS Service Desk will answer on behalf of the Help Desk. In an emergency situation, the AITS Service Desk answering service will contact Library IT on-call support staff promptly.

Who can use this service

The intended audience is those who are affiliated with the University of Illinois.


The D!Bs service has a Library Guide.

There is also a D!BS Knowledgebase.

What you must have to use this service

In order to use the Study Rooms tab from the library homepage the user must have an Internet Connection as well as a modern web browser that has JavaScript enabled.

Service owners

Web Team

Dependencies on other services


Date created

February 6, 2017


The official title of the page is “Room Reserve” with D!bs in parentheses, but the body of the page refers to it exclusively as D!bs, so I’m not sure if this is accessible or not.. I don’t see anything on the style guide that specifically references this type of thing..